View Single Post
Old Nov 08, 2009, 11:51am   #27
Kaishaku
Beautiful Blue Wild Beast
 
Kaishaku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Somewhere you can see the Universe
Posts: 517
Reputation: 186
Kaishaku has a spectacular aura aboutKaishaku has a spectacular aura about
Default

About the aformentioned Bir Hakeim battle:

"Even Adolf Hitler would answer to the journalist Lutz Koch, coming back from Bir Hakeim: "You have heard, gentlemen, what Koch recounts. It is a new proof of the thesis I've always supported; namely, that French are still, after us, the best soldiers in Europe. France will always have the possibility, even with its current birthrate, to raise a hundred divisions. We will definitely, after this war
have to set up a coalition able to militarily control a country capable of such impressive military feats."{Lutz Koch, Rommel, Paris, Plon, 1950}} As a consequence, the Führer gave the order to execute the Free French prisoners, an order that Rommel refused to carry out."
__________________
"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong."
Richard P. Feynman

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool."
Richard P. Feynman
Kaishaku est déconnecté   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Don't like this ad? Register to make it go away!